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Dr. Antje Gunsenheimer

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Ancient American Studies

Regional focus

Mesoamerica, North America, Ancient America

Research focus


  • Indigenous life conditions during the colonial era
  • Cultural strategies of appropriation and resistance of indigenous societies on the example of their literary producing in colonial era (Central Mexico and Yukatan)
  • Methodical excess to the study of anonymous ethnohistorical documents (Aztec and Yukatec language area)
  • National and subaltern history discourses in 19th and 20th century Mexico
  • Collective memory and processes of identity formation

North America:

  • South West (Archeology)
  • The Iroquois (Ethnohistory)

Ancient America:

  • Development of complex societes in Ancient America